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Love doesn’t hurt.

Love doesn’t hurt.

Hi everyone.

This post is in a completely different area than my readers expect….but a subject that has dominated my life for over 6 months, and one I feel I need to get out of my head and on to paper…so to speak.

In 2008, I began a relationship with a man I thought was absolutely incredible, and as it turned out, my first ‘serious relationship’.

Around 6 months later, warning bells started to resound in my ears, albeit falling deafly.

He started to control me – and the worst thing is, I have always been a very observant person, able to read people well, and most of all, I was independent!

Time went on, and as dazzled as I was by the man that made me laugh, made me ‘happy’ and giving me what I had always wanted…only now do I see he was manipulating me to think that is what I wanted.

It didn’t take long until I had given up work, didn’t have my own mobile phone, didn’t see my friends…at least, not on my own…and every aspect of my life involved him.

If I questioned it….that’s how it should be, because we loved each other and why wouldn’t we spend ALL of our time together…

It was this questioning that led to realisation something just wasn’t right…and remember, this was my first ‘proper’ relationship, I simply didn’t have any comparison.

I started to become defiant and resistant to this control…and then I started to see a very different side to him…an angry side, a violent side.

Of course; going to bars came with it’s dangers….one night a guy got hit just for smiling at me….the jealousy and possessiveness was incomprehensible…and completely unnecessary!!

Over the space of two years, I was pushed, shoved, grabbed, hit, punched, kicked and sexually abused….this culminated in a horrific night. The night he tried to kill me.

Had it not been for the fact someone else being in the house, I have no doubt, and he has no shame in admitting, he would have succeeded.

With every slap and every punch…I went back. I hid it, lied for him, covered up for him….and in the end, I cut everyone off because it was easier than hiding it…

It took everything I had to get the courage to leave him….and this time, the last time….I had to move 50 miles away, and not tell anyone, just to stay safe….and to get some clarity in my own head.

Abusers like that get in your head…you don’t realise it, but they are making all the decisions from inside your head…playing you like a fiddle!!

I am watching this situation being mirrored with a very close friend right now….although, the ‘cutting your friends out’ stage has come much later.

I have nightmares about what will happen to her….I panic if 24 hours go by with no contact or at least a Facebook status from her.

To see her take such courage to get out, to fall back in to the trap….like an ant walking towards the suffocating honey in a glass jar….so helpless and unaware of what is before her….no screams or pleads will help…not ever reaching out will prevent the enticement towards the so called nectar….that is the most devastating thing of all.

It’s hard to be put aside for a man that causes her so much pain…and for a man that both her friends and family fear will ultimately lose control and finally achieve what he didn’t before….it’s not just hard….it’s terrifying!

Knowing that all I can do is stand by and pray it doesn’t happen….even worse.

Being in an abusive relationship is hard, from bitter experience I know…..however, with the dark stare of truth, I tell you, it’s worse watching it from the outside, happening to a person you love.

There are no best wishes, yours sincerely’s or love to the end of this post as there usually is….just the essence of pain, of upset and of fear.

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in My Blog

 

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IMPRESS Health 2 – Committee Meeting

IMPRESS Health 2 – Committee Meeting

Hey everyone!

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have been invited to the IMPRESS health 2 study committee meeting, having been asked to advise Kent County Council about what can be done to address sexual health and HIV services in Kent.

The IMPRESS study is to research the issue of late diagnosis in Kent and Picardie in France.

It has become apparent that the two places share very similar statistics related to HIV and late diagnosis rates.

I was asked to attend by Wendy Jeffries, the head of public health services in Kent, after she had seen me on BBC news for the Train The Change launch.

I was asked to consider my thoughts about sexual health services in Kent and why I believed late diagnosis rates were so high in Kent, and what steps could be taken to change this.

After two weeks of racking my brain – I concluded that there were four factors that I thought were linked to people not being tested regularly or indeed being tested at all.

•fear
•ignorance
•accessibility
•stigma

I discussed each of these factors individually and then gave four ways I believe this should be tackled.

•Education
•Advertising
•Campaigns
•Pilot Schemes

I also stressed how important it was to address clinic opening times in Kent – which seem to be muddled, restricted and at times inaccessible.

I also made, for the purposes of the presentation, mock ups of advertising I believe could prompt people to at least consider testing. These came in three categories.

•Encouragement
•Shock Factor
•Identifiable

I showed the group the posters and explained the text and images I had selected.

I then spoke about campaigns – something that has worked well for me as an activist. Whether they be event based such as the Train The Change launch – or social media based like #SupportNotStigma.

The next point was pilot schemes – something that would of course require much more thought – but I highlighted how developing a pioneering scheme could attract media and public support; increasing awareness and possibly testing.

Having heard the statistics that directly affected my county gave me some real perspective on where my focus should be to better educate my local area.

It was agreed by several key members that the target audience for an educational approach should be for adolescents…something I have been focussing on with Train The Change.

I will be speaking to IMPRESS who are leading the study, to gather more information and to discover ways that we could work together to achieve a common goal.

I will also be working with Kent County Council who have shown interest and support in the Train The Change project.

It was a very interesting and insightful meeting and one that will shape my work within my local area. For now though, I have plenty of food for though and I shall update you more as it comes :)

Jayce x

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Events, My Blog, Train The Change

 

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Train The Change – The Results!

At the beginning of the course, the participants were given two forms to complete.

The first, a multiple-choice knowledge form, and then second, an anonymous form about their feelings and views about HIV & AIDS.

The results were varied on the later, but the results from the multiple-choice were amazing! We had reached our goal – we had trained the change!

Multiple Choice – Before And After

Below are the percentages of right answers before and after the course.

1. What does HIV stand for? (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

Before – 80%

After – 100%

2. What does AIDS stand for? (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

Before – 40%

After – 95%

3. In which year was HIV first seen? (1981)

Before – 55%

After – 100%

4. In which country was AIDS first reported? (USA)

Before – 20%

After – 95%

5. What is the difference between HIV & AIDS (AIDS is caused by HIV)

Before – 55%

After – 85%

6. Which of the following is a way HIV CANNOT be transmitted? (Spitting Or Biting)

Before – 55%

After – 100%

7.Which of the following groups are most affected by HIV worldwide? (Sex between a man and a woman)

Before – 45%

After – 75%

8. Can Insects transmit HIV (No)

Before – 50%

After – 100%

AVERAGE SCORE BEFORE – 4/8

AVERAGE SCORE AFTER – 8/8

The 12 year old girl who attended the evening scored just 2/8 before and 8/8 after!

The 14 year old girl who attended the evening scored 3/8 before and 8/8 after!

The question that they should have attended or not answered itself!

BEFORE THE COURSE

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AFTER THE COURSE

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So with this feedback – and this data – we are confident that we made a difference in people attitudes and knowledge. We can present this data to schools, colleges and workplace’s – including one school that has already asked to book!

We found out on launch night that people were not educated and although only in thought – could have stigmatised….something we changed!

We TRAINED THE CHANGE!

 
 

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Train The Change – The Launch

Train The Change – The Launch

Hey Everyone!

Apologies in the delay of this post – I have spent the last two days in bed really unwell, I guess my body has finally caught up with me after the last few weeks!

It’s a long one, so sit comfortably!!
Well, it has been two days since the launch of Train The Change, and it still doesn’t feel real! That night was more than just a launch to me, more than just a course. It was the moment that all my time as an activist had led up to – the most important moment of my life. The first time I have truly felt pride in myself.

Whilst the family were getting dressed up and ready for the night – I was, not so discreetly, having an anxiety attack and generally panicking. I decided that perhaps some time on my own before would be a good idea – get myself together!

I arrived at the venue and checked for the third time I had everything, then got everything ready, then checked I had everything again!

The first two people to arrive were the community development officer Cara, and Dave, chairman of our community group Newington Big Local – thankfully, both friends of the family so I was put slightly at ease.

More and more people arrived, and with every one, my stomach somersaulted again!

We waited for everyone to arrive – some didn’t make it…but that’s ok – they missed out!

To my surprise one of the women brought with her, her daughter – aged around 12 years old. Apparently people were questioning whether or not she, and her 14 year old friend should be there. A question that would be answered with outstanding clarity.

We handed out questionnaires to everyone; 8 multiple choice questions, and then an anonymous ‘how do you feel’ forms, along with a single word card that wasn’t explained until the last part of the evening.

We began the speeches, and I don’t mind admitting, mine was a disaster, nerves got the better of me!
Rachel from edUKate Training spoke, and then we were ready to begin.

We started with the short film I made – ‘HIV – A Brief History’ – a timeline video with year-by-year statistics and information. The video made people relive the pandemic from the beginning and have fresh in their minds just how serious it still is.

Next we moved on to the 2014 statistics – and spoke about how many people are affected in the UK – when put in to a comparison context, the group were visibly shocked at just how many people that is.

Then came the group work – ‘Myths and Facts’ – Printed out on 19 cards were myths and facts surrounding HIV & AIDS.

The group were spilt up in to three sub-groups and asked to decide amongst themselves whether the information on the cards were true or not. What ensued shocked me.

To me, the things on the cards were obvious. Hearing the debates between the groups was intense! Some were so passionate about their answer that at one point I thought an argument would break out!

The exercise was supposed to last just a few minutes – it was closer to 15…but the conversation, the debate – it was great to hear!!

When each group had finished, we went through the answers – and some of the group were really shocked at the answers – they really learnt from the exercise!

After a quick break I then explained exactly what HIV is – how the virus works and how it affects the body – then did the same with AIDS – and talked about the difference between the two.

Then came the part I was looking forward to the most – a single question that I needed the answer too.

“Raise you hand if you know what PeP is?”

Only two members of the group raised their hands – both gay men.

The only thing that can prevent you contracting HIV once you are exposed to it – and only two? There were 20 people in the room. Ages ranged from 12 – 55. There were girls there that had not long left school – there was one that had only JUST done sex education at school. The number worried me!

I explained exactly what PeP is, how they can get it and stressed the importance of time and adherence.

We spoke about treatments and support for HIV – and looking at some peoples expressions – they realised just how important antiretroviral drugs are, and just how ‘clever’ the virus is when it comes to resistance.

Then came the part about Stigma – The part for me that is so vital, so important, and the reason I was standing before them!

I had given them all a card with a word on it – words associated with Stigma.

‘Disgrace’

‘Shame’

‘Humiliation’

I asked the group to remember a time the word on their card had applied to them. Then told the group that at some time since my diagnosis every single one of these words had applied to me – applied to others living with HIV.

I then spoke about times I had been stigmatised – by old friends, by people on the internet and of course – the guy at the jobcentre.

We spoke about the effects of stigma and one of the group Suzzanne, spoke about her time as a nurse in the 80’s…something that would bring a tear to nearly every eye in the room.

She spoke about two men that had been isolated to a room, in which people couldn’t go in without being completely covered – gloves, aprons, eye protection etc.

People were looking through the glass, and fearing the men inside – all but Suzzanne. She was pregnant at the time and was specifically told she was not to go inside. She refused.

“When I looked in to that room, I didn’t see the illness, I saw two men – early to mid twenties. Age went away from them, I saw the look on one of the boys faces – I saw a scared boy that was dying. I went in, held his hand and comforted him. He can’t have lived more than two days after that.”

Everyone in the room had a look of horror on their faced as they realised it was like that back then – and everyone in the room gave Suzzanne a round of applause – she was one of those first people that fearlessly gave support, not stigma.

I then played the Support Not Stigma video and ended the session – slightly later than planned!

We handed out the same questionnaires that we had at the beginning and gave people their certificates.

I will publish the results of the before and after – but I will share with you one participants score.

The 12 year old girl, that it was suggested shouldn’t have been there.
Before the course, knew nothing about HIV & AIDS – she scored just 2/8 on the multiple choice.

After the course, she scored an amazing 8/8 – and on her feedback form wrote this
“I disagreed with the time limit of the course…I wanted it to last longer, I want to know even more! I really enjoyed it!”
She then came to me as I was packing up and said
“I think it is wrong that people have treated you differently – you are a really nice man, and having HIV doesn’t change that”

The words of a 12 year old girl, that ‘shouldn’t have been there’ will stay with me for the rest of my life!

All my love

Jayce x

FOR RESULTS POST – CLICK THIS LINK

http://justjayce.com/2014/02/22/train-the-change-the-results/

 

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Train The Change – Final Touches

Train The Change – Final Touches

Hey everyone!

Well, it’s the Eve of the launch of Train The Change – and I write this as a battle the thousands of butterflies training for the Olympics in my stomach!

The last week has been crazy! I have had a lot of interviews and been in the media again – this time for something so much more….positive!

I am, what I would call, an accidental activist…I didn’t plan to be one, it just kinda happened, as I imagine is the case for many activists out there!

It is tomorrow that, exactly one year ago, I was subjected to cruel and unnecessary treatment by a member of staff at my local jobcentre – as I was taking the first steps to returning to normality after my diagnosis and the events that followed.

It is easy to be bitter about it, but what good is that?
To him?
To me?
To you?

It simply benefits no one – and I won’t allow stigma to destroy me.

A year later and I couldn’t be in a less opposite situation!

I have teamed up with a local training company, edUKate Training and we have been working together for the last two months, to work on a HIV, AIDS & Stigma awareness training course.

edUKate have been incredible! They have given me access to their resources, they have worked tirelessly with me and of course, they are funding the project!

Aside from the support from edUKate’s owner, who is also my incredibly supportive mum Carole, they also have, as a Heath & Social care training specialist, a very important reason for their involvement.

As treatments advance, people living with HIV can expect to have near-normal life expectancy, it is going to become more common within the care sector.

Carole, who has had a career in care spanning over 30 years, feels the lack of HIV & AIDS awareness in the care sector could pose a serious problem. Stigma.

This stigma, could be caused by fear – fear from the carers delivering personal care, who are afraid that they are at risk.

This passion we both have – and my mums continued active support for my campaigning, makes us a strong team – and a team determined for change.

Apart from the odd frantic tweet or or two tomorrow, I guess all that’s left to do is ask for good luck!

All my love, as always,

Jayce x

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Events, My Blog, Train The Change

 

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Train The Change…progress report!

Train The Change…progress report!

Hey everyone!!

The last few weeks I have mostly been buried under a mound of paper…as well as my ‘day job’, lots was things for Train The Change!

This week however, things started to feel very very real!!

I last blogger about the plans for the project – and I admit, planning was quite easy! Execution however…

Without revealing to much, we’ll get there really soon, I have been slowly but surely putting all our thoughts and ideas in to the course – and so far, I have got to say, I’m quite excited!!

Nerves almost got the better of me last night as I sent out a lot of the invitations – alas a few deep breaths and I got through it!

Nerves I guess, because I believe so much in the project, and am putting my all in to it, to try and make it a success.

I had a set back today when I was told that the venue we had booked, had double booked. I, of course, alerted the national guard and manned the panic stations, as I usually do!

I have almost fixed the hiccup – and will be speaking with someone on Monday about a space that is equally as perfect as the last – for very different reasons!

We are now just over 12 days away from the launch, and with every day, comes a new challenge, or a new expense – but I can almost see the finish line…I can almost touch it!!

I leave you with a quote that is getting me over each hurdle, and reminding me why Train The Change has to happen…

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world Nelson Mandela

Loads of love, as always

Just Jayce
x

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2014 in Events, My Blog, Train The Change

 

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Joining Forces – edUKate Training

Joining Forces – edUKate Training

Hey everyone!!

I have some news that I hope you will all be as excited about as I am!

It is no secret that last year I was subjected to stigma surrounding HIV.

The incident at my local Jobcentre was featured in the news, newspapers, magazines, radios and even on news sites outside of the UK.

After a few weeks of campaigning – with everyone’s support – including Helen Grant MP – Equalities Minister, we had the training issue at Maidstone Jobcentre addressed, with assurances that HIV/AIDS training would become mandatory to all DWP staff.

We had actually made a change – and that felt amazing!

For a while now, it has played on my mind that I, and many others living with HIV, are subjected to this treatment because they simply are not educated about the virus.

I have been working closely with a training company in Kent – edUKate Training and it is with great excitement, and a LOT of nerves, that I announce the upcoming launch of Train The Change!

Train The Change is a HIV/AIDS & Stigma Awareness course – aimed at providing education about, not only the virus, but the affects of stigma.

The course will be for up to 12 people and is accessible to anyone that wishes to take part!

At first, we will be providing this training in Kent, but hope that we can expand this across the UK, and deliver this training to as many people as we can.

edUKate Training haven’t just committed to joining to fight to raise awareness – they will also be helping to raise money!

A large percentage of all money made from Train The Change, will be donated to HIV charities in the UK.

edUKate Training are very passionate about joining in the fight against Stigma – and probably the biggest reason for this is the owner of the company, Carole Saunders, is my incredibly supportive mum!

We hope to have MPs, Local councillors, staff from local schools, a local doctor and other key members of our local area and the HIV community in attendance for the launch.
We will be having a small pre launch in February – before our official Launch on 20th February.

This date, has been chosen very specifically – It will mark a year since the incident at Maidstone Jobcentre – and I couldn’t think of a better way to mark the occasion!

Wish us luck!!

Jayce
x

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2014 in My Blog, Train The Change

 

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Joining Forces – Positive Wise

As you guys know, I have been happily blogging away for around 18 months now – and I have loved it, for the most part!!

I have received offers to write in magazines, for other HIV activist networks and sites campaigning against stigma. For me, it has never felt right…and to be honest, I doubted my writing!

A few days ago, I was contacted by Christian Dolan, a HIV activist and writer for PositiveLite.com. He asked if I would write a piece for his new project, Positive Wise.

Christian told me

“PositiveWise is a website aimed at tackling stigma, issues and progression, around HIV. It will feature stories and articles from people who are both positive and negative.”

Knowing Christians work, and the core aim of PositiveWise made my decision very easy!

I have since been asked to be a regular writer for the site, and am absolutely thrilled to be a part of it!

Check out the website

http://christiandolan.wix.com/positivewise

Follow them on Twitter – @PositiveWise

Like them on Facebook -

https://m.facebook.com/positivewiseuk

I would also like to say a massive thanks to my dear friend, Zara Travers. She made me believe I could do this, helped me write my first piece as a writer and has supported me through more than she will ever know!

Loads of Love, as always

Just Jayce
x

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2014 in My Blog

 

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2013 – That’s A Wrap!

So the end of another year?!

A what a year it has been!! I have had incredible highs, and some dark lows but all in all, 2013 has probably been the most symbolic year of my life.

It didn’t get off to a great start, I found out shortly after the clock stuck twelve that my boyfriend had cheated on me, and was preyed on by a man who saw HIV as a quick cash scheme!

He then turned out to also be my stalker, and that added to the already incredible strain I was under and directly caused a mental breakdown that saw me treated intensively by the amazing mental health and crisis team in Brighton, whom I owe an incredible amount a gratitude to.

After that my already rocky relationship broke down rapidly and I ended up in a city I thought I was alone in…it turned out I would quickly learn I had made friends that would become not just my closest, but my best friends.

Matt Gartan. What can I say…he is an incredible person. Already dealing with his own problems, which made mine seem trivial, was there at every turn. He helped me through my breakup and gave me the strength to try and make a life in Brighton…even the time I had my bags packed and my train ticket home bought!

He remained a close friend the whole time I was in Brighton and after being with him when he received the tragic passing of his father, I felt an incredible sense of closeness to him. 2013 had given me a best friend.

Then there is of course, and I could never forget my ‘wifey’ Zoe Waters.

Zoe is a person you simply cannot describe nor convey her incredible personality in words!

I wish everyone had Zoe in their life. She, in my darkest hours, made me smile, laugh and gave me hope in a world that seemed utterly hopeless.

Zoe is a woman that cannot help but see the good in people, when others simply can’t.

She has opened her life to people that others would have shunned, and of course, people have seen this as a weakness.

Now however, she is the strongest person I have ever encountered, god knows, she held us both up at times!

I am overjoyed that she is finally experiencing the happiness she deserves!

I loved, and always will love this woman with my whole heart, one that at times hurts because we are now so far apart.

I thank all of my new friends in Brighton…you all became my family for my time there, and you dysfunctional lot were a family I would choose again and again and again!

I also have to take chance to thank four men that continue to be a pillar of strength in my life.

Some of you will know them, and love him just as I do, Luke Buglass, Lee Render, Peter Gracey and Gareth. I love you all, and thank you with all of my heart…I couldn’t got here without your support.

I have now gone back to my hometown after a particularly unpleasant experience…one I am now very much behind!

I have a great job, I am closer with my family than I ever have been and I feel happy and content for the first time in years!

A great thing that happened this year, with the help of you amazing people was raising so much money for THT’s Walk For Life 2013!!

You guys raised an amazing £508.75, which will have already helped people with HIV living in poverty…a moment that in my whole life, I have never felt so much pride!

I hit a low in February when I was subjected to stigma at the hands of a member of staff at my local job centre.

An incident that you guys didn’t just support with on, you in force joined the fight!

My simple little life turned it to a media storm, all be it one I was keen to contain!

I fought for as long as I was mentally able, and I had to take a step back, but only after I was assured that the problem would be not only addressed, but changed!

The training issue would be changed!

An incredible high was receiving a Local Hero award, I think probably the first in my life!

I was nominated by a follower, and now a man I call friend Martin Brown.

After being left devastated by a HIV organisation changing their mind because they felt ‘uncomfortable’ about me hosting an event, it was exactly what I needed to spark a new wave of determination in me.

Of course, as usual, my past was splashed everywhere…a past that they know about because I am so open about it…and I don’t regret that, being open and honest is what makes me ‘Just Jayce’, isn’t it?

I let that bother me, as I have always done…

I don’t have a PR company protecting me, I don’t have a membership to the priory…I am just me…just Jayce…just a regular person.

It seems people forget when they write what they do that I am just a person sitting here…trying to help, make a difference…maybe even save a life…

2013 has taught me a lot about me, about my life…and about this blog.

It has taught me that I can’t, as much as I have tried, prevent people contracting HIV.

I can’t use my experiences to put people off not using protection.

But, what I can do, we can do and we HAVE done, is fight stigma…for me, the worst side affect with living with HIV.

I share with you briefly a comment that was made to me two weeks ago, with someone I least expected it from.

The person had been subjected to Stigma, it was whilst she was that I first met her in 2008.

This person was a pre-op transgender woman, who also, after appearing briefly on The Apprentice, received a gruelling ridicule by the press and by people in the street.

Two weeks ago she said, as I tried to hug her after some 4 years since last seeing her

“I can’t hug you, you know why. I can’t afford to get anything from you”

The ‘you know why’ was referring to my HIV status…by a women who had been subjected to such cruel stigmatisation herself, used such cruel worlds to me.

This time I wasn’t hurt or angry, as I had been at the DWP.

I felt even more determined about the project edUKate Training and I had teamed up with just before.

In my next blog post, I will tell you all about #TrainTheChange.

Sorry to cram all that waffling in to one post…but that was my 2013…totes emoshe!

Lots of Love

Jayce.

A special thank you to my #GayBro, who I know I don’t need to thank, but a man I truly love as a brother xxx

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2013 in My Blog

 

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The Dark Days Are Over!

Well December has certainly been a roller-coaster ride! 2013 has been in general a rough year…but December has turned out to be an incredible high!

It of course started with my returning to Brighton, and let’s not drag it up, but then having to swiftly leave again!

I felt I had hit a huge low point, now living somewhere new and honestly, was scared about what could happen, and about my now uncertain future!

I decided it was time to retreat to my hometown and take stock until after Christmas.

However, to my surprise, my luck suddenly changed!

I got a new job, that I absolutely love, I was around my family and started work on a new project!

Then as if a new job and home wasn’t enough…I met someone :)

We texted for a couple of weeks before our first date.

He was already aware of my status so ‘that conversation’ was short and sweet…something I was worried about once again…

I made him aware of my past, my mistakes in life and even told him that I, at times can be a handful!

Even after all of that, he still wanted to go on the first date!

I won’t pretend it went like a scene in a rom com because some of you will be aware it didn’t end in a lingering first kiss on the doorstep…rather me, drunk, being put in the back of a taxi after being sick…

I woke up not only with a hangover, but filled with dread that a had with every wretch, put him off!

I was very glad that he found the funny side of it all, and still wanted to go on date number 2 yesterday!

We met at Nandos – shared some friggin spicy chicken – I of course pretended like my mouth wasn’t on fire…and both sat there moaning about out hangovers…it was lovely :)

We spent the rest of the day and evening together, and ended up back at his cuddled up on the sofa watching a film…needless to say, I felt it went far better than the first date!

So new man, new job and preparing to launch #TrainTheChange – will tell you all more about that soon!!

I’m just so glad I finally have nice things to write about!!

I hope you all have a great Christmas!!

Loads of love

Jayce
xx

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2013 in My Blog

 

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